Our Gerontology service offers highly specialized, convenient care that comes to you. Focused on providing services to our community's aging and elderly population, our Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Kristen Jaster, RN, MS, GNP-BC works with patients in nursing home and assisted living settings across Helena to provide medical, social, pharmacological and mental health care.
St. Peter’s Approach to Gerontology
The mission of the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner is to provide service to the elderly population within our community to help reduce the hardship and inconvenience that can be caused by traveling to medical appointments. In certain cases, the highly personalized care can help patients avoid hospital admissions and readmissions.
St. Peter’s Health GNP is available to patients at all of the assisted livings and nursing homes in Helena. In home care may be available on a case-by-case basis.
Referral and billing information
Gerontology patients must have established family medicine provider within St. Peter’s Health Medical Group or other community physicians. Talk to your provider about options and the referral process.
Patients are billed through Medicare or their insurance companies, meaning there is absolutely no out of pocket expense to the patient. In accordance with Montana law, St. Peter’s Health GNP is able to prescribe, treat, diagnose and care for any adult with a chronic illness.
Advanced Care Provider
Kristen Jaster is a gerontological nurse practitioner. She works with patients in a home-health or care facility setting. GNPs specialize in caring for the aging and elderly, with special training on the medical, social, pharmacological and mental health aspects of caring for older patients.
Location(s) of Gerontology Services
Helena, MT 59601